Automatic Application Discovery
AppDynamics automatically detects and maps your application architecture, with no manual configuration required. As load flows through your application, AppDynamics shows you where the latency lies in your application topology, allowing you to get a sense of what database call or web service call is responsible for poor performance.
With AppDynamics, you can now set up alerts based on application, infrastructure and Business Transaction metrics. By setting alerts based on Business Transaction performance (instead of the average performance of the entire application), you can get rid of unnecessary alerts and alert storms. Most free .NET profilers and monitoring tools use universal static thresholds for alerting, which often trigger alert storms and occasionally miss developing problems.
"We've successfully used AppDynamics for the last year to get visibility into our Java applications at a level that we have not seen before," said Jim Wyatt, Systems Architect at Pearson eCollege. "With AppDynamics' support for .NET, we can now trace transactions that span our Java and .NET application tiers. We've tried other tools to watch our applications, but AppDynamics is the first one that enables eCollege to monitor transaction performance across technology stacks with business context. These capabilities have been key for us to respond to new demands on our application."